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Group B Streptococcus During Pregnancy
Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no
Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more
Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more
Discuss with OB: I would expect the OB to be extra vigilant. Since GBS can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. IV antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more
Rx during delivery: Group B Strep positive women will receive IV antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby during delivery. Ideally, 3 doses are administered prior to delivery. For this reason, going to the hospital for admission early in labor would be advisable. ...Read more
Common finding: Up to a third of normal women will be gbs positive at a given point with this germ on their genitals.It is common germ that is often found in the GI tract ; poo and occasionally causes uti's in women.Its main danger comes to the newborn where it can cause blood poisoning (sepsis), and or meningitis.After close monitoring was adopted, the frequency of problems has declined. ...Read more
Infection, delivery : Fortunately in north america we see fewer fetal or neonatal deaths or maternal illness than in the past. That is because there are accepted guidelines for giving antibiotics to decrease the risk of infection in the pregnant woman who carries gbs or the baby who is at risk of getting it. It is still a major threat to very small fetuses and neonates especially in developing nations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all: It is no problem.......proceed with out caution. ...Read more
My wife having blood group A- and mine is A+ , my wife is pregnant for 6 week now. any problem during pregnancy ? plz suggest
My blood group is A+ and my wife's blood group is O-. she is now pregnant, only one month now. have any problem during pregnancy period or ours baby?
Changes over time: GBS is a germ found normally in the digestive tract (poo) and by local contamination in the female genital tract. An estimated 3rd of women carry it at any point, but it can disappear and reappear in normal life. It occasionally causes a UTI in women, but is best known for it's potential to cause severe infection in the newborn.IV meds given during labor reduce risk, oral meds in pregnancy don't ...Read more
What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?
Discuss with OB: With your history i would expect your OB to be extra vigilant. Since gbs can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. Iv antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GBS lives in vagina: Some bacteria have certain areas where they like to live. Group B Strep lives 'normally' in the vaginal area. Yes, sorry- there are bacteria EVERYWHERE and you just can't get rid of 'em. If you do, some other microbes will just take their place. Diet has no effect. Ob/gyn's screen for GBS because it can be dangerous to the baby -causing meningitis at birth -so mothers are treated prior to delivery ...Read more
Does Penicillin VK treat Group B Strep to any degree? I know it treats Strep Throat but will it help decrease amt of GBS in colonized pregnancy too?
My earlier blood group test turned out false and during 32 week of pregnancy i discovered to be O- Father is O+. is it too late to have RhoGAM shot?
Can a O negative blood group father and a A positive mother have healthy children. Does the mother require any shots during pregnancy ?
Yes.: The A positive mother does not require Rhogam. OB guidelines in most countries are adequate to provide for a healthy pregnancy and delivery . Requirements for anti D immunoglobulin admin. is for the rhesus negative mother given before exposure to RhD antigen. Incompatibility in the ABO system can be very easily managed by the OB and the peds/neonatologist. Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a girl and 20 years old.i have AB NEGATIVE blood group.I came to know that i may face problems during pregnancy and may not give birth to perfect child.PLEASE SUGGEST ME?
My test -a urine C&S test showed the result of component organism - my result was 2000 org/ml streptococcus agalactia group B, what does this mean?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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